The coordinator of services at the Cal Poly Pomona Veterans Resource Center has been selected to receive a 2017 Women of Achievement Award in the 22nd State Senate District.
Elke Azpeitia (’07, philosophy; ’11, master’s in public administration), who led the establishment of the Veterans Resource Center in 2012, will receive the honor during a ceremony on March 24 at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts.
Azpeitia is being recognized for her impact on the lives of military service members, veterans and their families.
“I am humbled and honored. This award is a symbol of Cal Poly Pomona’s commitment to supporting student veteran success,” Azpeitia said. “I am proud to work for this academic institution and want to thank my colleagues and students for their support.”
State Sen. Ed Hernandez, who represents the 22nd District, will present the awards to Azpeitia and 13 other recipients. Hernandez is the chairman of the state Senate Committee on Health and a member of the Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee, the Government and Finance Committee and the Senate Insurance Committee.
“The honorees represent the very best of the 22nd Senate District,” Hernandez said. “Each honoree has profoundly and positively impacted her respective communities. I acknowledge their individual contribution and recognize the extraordinary determination and tenacity of women.”
Nominations were received from the 20 cities and communities that comprise the 22nd State Senate District.
The accolades, which recognize women who have made impacts in business and their communities, are being conferred in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The California Legislature adopted March as Women’s History Month in 1987.